Instagram-worthy design inspires shoppers
WHOLE FOODS MARKET | Lakeview, Chicago
size: 75,000 sf
completion: March 2017
Shop! member Blend Design Co. LLC contributed to the design, artwork, int. signage and graphics, and visual elements
THIS STUNNING DESIGN PROJECTS AN INSTRAGRAM-WORTHY VIBE THAT ENCOURAGES SHOPPERS TO GRAB THEIR CELL PHONES AND CLICK SOME PICS. Elements such as engaging soffits, delightful color palettes and unique tile patterns encourage people to think of the store as a destination where they can shop, eat, and hangout.
Design features drawing inspiration from the Lakeview neighborhood and the City of Chicago include murals by local artists. A pub also features a structure reminiscent of the old Chicago factories and warehouses that lined many of the nearby streets.
More highlights are wide perimeter walkways and wood inlayed metal can letters. An oversized decor buildout reminiscent of a farmyard fence greets shoppers entering the store.